If You Suffer From Dental Phobia …
…Your solution is IV Sedation
Patients who suffer from extreme dental phobia, claustrophobia, or who simply afraid of going to the dentist, no longer have to be nervous. Thanks to effective techniques in IV sedation dentistry, Dr. Stelmach can help improve your smile without the pain or discomfort commonly associated with certain dental procedures.
If sedation dentistry is the solution you prefer, he will bring in our anesthisia partner, Dr. Richard Roth, a Dental Anesthesiologist who trained at Loma Linda University’s exclusive and comprehensive Anesthesia Program. Together, Dr. Stelmach and Dr. Roth will ensure your experience in our dental chair is comfortable – and yes, actually relaxing.
A Relaxing Dental Experience!
IV sedation (intravenous sedation) is a mild form of anesthesia that relaxes you and leaves you with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. It is a controlled, deeper form of sedation in which an anti-anxiety drug is administered into the bloodstream causing you to achieve a state of “deep conscious sedation.”
You won’t actually be asleep, but you will experience a heightened state of relaxation – and probably won’t remember much about the procedure afterwards. Your hours in the chair will feel like minutes, and your appointment truly will be like a pleasant dream.
Throughout the procedure, our anesthesiologist will closely monitor your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. Immediately following the procedure, you may feel slightly groggy, but after that, recovery is generally quick and complete.
Good To Know
- Two appointments are usually required. During your first visit, Dr. Stelmach will describe the benefits and risks of IV sedation, patiently answer all of your questions and give you detailed instructions for the day of your procedure.
- On the day of your procedure, you will need to have another adult with you to take you home. You should not perform strenuous activities, drive a motor vehicle or drink alcohol for the rest of the day. Do not take any medications prior to or following surgery unless your dentist has approved their safety. and again, no worries; all of these details will be laid out for you in your initial appointment.
Who Benefits and How
Dental Sedation is an excellent solution for patients with the following issues.
- Moderate to severe dental anxiety
- Moderate to severe gag reflexes
- Fear of going to the dentist
- No time for multiple appointments
Delivers these outstanding benefits
- More immediate results.
- More reliable results.
- Complete relaxation and comfort during procedure.
- Sedation levels can be adjusted during the procedure so that you remain comfortable at all times.
- Significant dental work can be completed in one visit.
- Quick and less painful recovery than with oral sedation.
The Patient Perspective
“All my past visits to any dentist have been filled with anxiety, dread, and overall fear. First off, the entire staff at Dr. Stelmach’s office was confident and pleasant and gave me a most comfortable feeling. Dr. Stelmach and Dr. Roth were truly professional and compassionate. Their procedures were perfectly orchestrated and the most relaxing and totally pain free process I had ever experienced. I don’t know why I didn’t look sooner. They can expect a life-time patient. Thank you all.”
“Sedation therapy is the best dental experience I’ve ever had. Completely pain free and you can get a lot done in one visit. Dr. Stelmach is the best!”